August 24, 2015

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Nelson House Park dedicated to the late Senator Jay Rolison, Jr.

POUGHKEEPSIE – The Nelson House Park in Poughkeepsie was dedicated on Monday to the late State Senator Jay Rolison, Jr. He served in the State Senate from 1966 to 1990.

New Nelson House Park

Named in honor of the late State Senator Jay Rolison, Jr.

Also on Monday, a new permanent exhibit was unveiled at the Nelson House Park at 28 Market Street adjacent to the County Office Building. It chronicles the history of the Nelson House, the hotel that formerly stood on the site and the location’s significance in both Dutchess County and the City of Poughkeepsie history.

“The Nelson House played an integral role in the shaping of the bustling Market Street corridor,” said County Executive Marcus Molinaro.

Jay Rolison was the father of Robert Rolison, the county legislature’s chairman. “My father stood up for what he believed in and served as a tireless advocate on behalf of the residents of our community,” he said. “In the state capital he made critical contributions on behalf of his constituents in the areas of public safety, education, and conservation while serving as a lifelong volunteer firefighter here at home. We are proud to dedicate this park in honor of his legacy of tireless service and professional integrity.”



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